Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 25, 2013
In a highly competitive economy, keeping your skills sharp isn’t just an advantage—it’s a necessity. Quality improvement practitioners in the Tampa area will have the opportunity to refine their skills by attending public training sessions being offered by Minitab Inc. in April.
Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality improvement and statistics education, will offer its Manufacturing Quality training series April 9-12 at Knowledge Services, Harborview Plaza, 3031 North Rocky Point Drive West, Suite 275, Tampa, FL 33607.
The series consists of four day-long courses:
The courses are tailored for professionals working in manufacturing companies, and course materials include examples with metrics such as diameters, pressure and hardness.
The full four days of training costs $1700; registration for individual sessions is also available. People who register for four days of training and pay before March 10, 2013 receive a 5% early-bird discount. In addition, a group of three or more from the same organization receive a 5% discount if they register before March 10. Registration is available online at http://www.minitab.com/en-US/training/instructor-led/training-details.aspx?eventId=1119.
Minitab trainers are seasoned statisticians with years of experience implementing quality improvement projects. They make complex concepts easy to grasp, and are highly regarded for their engaging style and personal attention.
The skills covered in the four day-long courses are detailed below.
Introduction to Minitab
Participants learn to create, manipulate and restructure data, and how to create and interpret a wide variety of graphs and numerical measures useful for quality improvement initiatives. Topics include Charts, Histograms, Boxplots, Dotplots, Scatterplots, Tables, Measures of Location and Variation, and ODBC.
Participants learn to match appropriate statistical tools to their own applications and how to correctly interpret statistical output to quickly reveal problems or show evidence of improvement. Strong emphasis is placed on making good business decisions based on the practical application of statistics. Topics include t-Tests, Proportion Tests, Tests for Equal Variance, Power and Sample Size, Correlation, Simple Linear and Multiple Regression, ANOVA and GLM.
Statistical Quality Analysis
Participants learn the basic fundamentals of statistical process control and how these quality tools can provide the necessary evidence to improve and control manufacturing processes. Topics include Gage R&R, Destructive Testing, Gage Linearity and Bias, Attribute Agreement, Variables and Attribute Control Charts, Capability Analysis for Normal, Non-normal and Attribute Data.
Participants learn to generate full and fractional factorial designed experiments, then interpret and communicate results to improve products and processes, reduce process variation and expedite development projects. Topics include Design of Factorial Experiments, Normal Effects Plot and Pareto of Effects, Power and Sample Size, Main Effect, Interaction and Cube Plots, Center Points, Overlaid Contour Plots and Multiple Response Optimization.
Minitab Inc. is one of the world’s leading developers of statistical and process improvement software. Thousands of distinguished companies use Minitab software, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and Pfizer. Minitab products are backed by outstanding services, including training, e-learning opportunities and free technical support.
Minitab Inc., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world.